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  • Is God a Moral Monster?

    Making Sense of the Old Testament God

    by Paul Copan

    A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments ... Read more

    $15.83 AUD

  • Theology of the Old Testament

    Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy

    by Walter Brueggemann and 1 more

    In this powerful book, Walter Brueggemann moves the discussion of Old Testament theology beyond the dominant models of previous generations.Brueggemann focuses on the metaphor and imagery of the courtroom trial in order to regard the theological substance of the Old Testament as a series of claims asserted for Yahweh, the God of Israel. This provides a context that attends to pluralism in every ... Read more

    $39.59 AUD

  • Escaping from Eden

    Does Genesis Teach that the Human Race was Created by God or Engineered by ETs?

    by Paul Wallis

    The familiar stories of the book of Genesis affirm that God made the universe, planet earth, and you and me. However, various anomalies in the text clue us that we are not reading the original version of these stories. So what were the original narratives and what did they say about who we are and where we all came from? What was the earlier story of human origins, almost obliterated from the ... Read more

    $11.32 AUD

  • The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary

    by Robert Alter

    One of Newsweek’s Best Books of the Year and winner of the Robert Kirsch Award for Lifetime Achievement.A cornerstone of the scriptural canon, the Book of Psalms has been a source of solace and joy for countless readers over millennia. This timeless poetry is beautifully wrought by a scholar whose translation of the Five Books of Moses was hailed as a “godsend” by Seamus Heaney and a “masterpiece” ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • 101 Myths of the Bible

    How Ancient Scribes Invented Biblical History

    by Gary Greenberg

    In his startling book, Gary Greenberg exposes the reality behind the greatest story ever told. Learn about the Egyptian myths and ancient folklore that survive in one of history's most sacred texts, and discover how:-King David's bodyguard, not David, killed Goliath-Noah's Ark did not land on Mount Ararat-Samson did not pull down a Philistine temple-There are at least two versions of the Ten ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Life Without Lack

    Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23

    by Dallas Willard

    Learn the secret of living with contentment, peace, and security.Pause for a moment and ask yourself what it would be like to be completely without fear. If you did not fear death. If you did not fear life and what it might bring. If you did not fear any man, or woman, or any living creature. How would you go about your days differently?In Life Without Lack, Dallas Willard revolutionizes our ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Theological Interpretation of the Old Testament

    A Book-by-Book Survey

    by Kevin J. Vanhoozer and 2 more

    The groundbreaking Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (DTIB) introduced readers to key names, theories, and concepts in the field of biblical interpretation. It has been well received by pastors and students, won book awards from Christianity Today and the Catholic Press Association, and was named the ECPA 2006 Christian Book of the Year. Theological Interpretation of the Old ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD

  • The Faith of Israel

    A Theological Survey of the Old Testament

    by William J. Dumbrell

    This comprehensive survey introduces students to the theological emphaises of the entire Old Testament, from Genesis through Malachi. ... Read more

    $28.15 AUD

  • The Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

    by Robert Alter

    "A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book WorldThrough a distinguished career of critical scholarship and translation, Robert Alter has equipped us to read the Hebrew Bible as a powerful, cohesive work of literature. In this landmark work, Alter's masterly translation and probing commentary combine to give contemporary readers the definitive ... Read more

    $33.43 AUD

  • Handbook on the Pentateuch

    Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy

    by Victor P. Hamilton

    In this introduction to the first five books of the Old Testament, Victor Hamilton moves chapter by chapter through the Pentateuch, examining the content, structure, and theology. Hamilton surveys each major thematic unit of the Pentateuch and offers useful commentary on overarching themes and connections between Old Testament texts. ... Read more

    $32.55 AUD

  • Job (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)

    by Tremper III Longman

    series Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms
    Veteran Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman offers an accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most intriguing books. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text.In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, this volume considers theological implications of the wisdom texts found in the book of Job as well ... Read more

    $35.19 AUD

  • Proverbs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)

    by Tremper III Longman and 1 more

    series Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms
    With Proverbs, veteran Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III offers an accessible commentary on one of Scripture's most frequently quoted and visited books. With his deft exegetical and expositional skill, the resulting work is full of fresh insight into the meaning of the text.In addition to the helpful translation and commentary, Proverbs considers theological implications of these wisdom ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

  • Agents of Babylon

    What the Prophecies of Daniel Tell Us about the End of Days

    by David Jeremiah

    In his #1 New York Times bestseller Agents of the Apocalypse, noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah explored the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players. Now, in the much-anticipated follow-up, Agents of Babylon, Dr. Jeremiah examines prophecy through the eyes of the characters in the book of Daniel, explains what the prophecies mean, and helps us understand how these prophetic ... Read more

    $14.07 AUD

  • Ecclesiastes (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)

    by Craig G. Bartholomew and 1 more

    series Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms
    Respected Old Testament scholar Craig Bartholomew, coauthor of the well-received Drama of Scripture, provides a careful exegetical reading of Ecclesiastes in this addition to the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series. Along with helpful translation and commentary, Ecclesiastes considers the theological implications of the text and its literary, historical, and grammatical ... Read more

    $35.19 AUD

  • Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy

    by David Bokovoy

    Book Description:For the last two centuries, biblical scholars have made discoveries and insights about the Old Testament that have greatly changed the way in which the authorship of these ancient scriptures has been understood. In the first of three volumes spanning the entire Hebrew Bible, David Bokovoy dives into the Pentateuch, showing how and why textual criticism has led biblical scholars ... Read more

    $35.31 AUD

  • Psalms : Volume 3 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)

    Psalms 90-150

    by John Goldingay

    series Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms
    John Goldingay's three-volume commentary on the book of Psalms is now complete with this third volume. This work combines literary, historical, grammatical, and theological insights in a widely accessible manner. One of today's foremost experts on biblical theology, Goldingay covers Psalms 90-150 with his own translation of each passage, followed by interpretive comments and discussion of the ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

  • Psalms : Volume 2 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)

    Psalms 42-89

    by John Goldingay

    series Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms
    This is the second of a three-volume commentary on the Psalms, combining literary, historical, grammatical, and theological insight in a widely accessible manner. One of today's foremost experts on biblical theology, John Goldingay covers Psalms 42-89 with his own translation of each passage, followed by interpretive comments and theological implications."The book of Psalms is the literary ... Read more

    $43.99 AUD

  • Genesis (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible)

    by R. R. Reno

    series Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible
    The Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible enlists leading theologians to read and interpret Scripture for the twenty-first century, just as the church fathers, the Reformers, and other orthodox Christians did for their times and places. In this addition to the well-received series, esteemed theologian R. R. Reno offers a theological exegesis of Genesis. This commentary, like each in the ... Read more

    $24.63 AUD

  • From Paradise to the Promised Land

    An Introduction to the Pentateuch

    by T. Desmond Alexander

    This text has been a popular introduction to the Pentateuch for over fifteen years, offering a unique alternative to the critical approaches that focus on the composition of these books rather than the actual content. With this new edition, T. Desmond Alexander keeps the book fresh and relevant for contemporary students by updating the references and adding material that reflects recent ... Read more

    $26.39 AUD

  • The Goodly Fellowship of the Prophets (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology)

    The Achievement of Association in Canon Formation

    by Christopher R. Seitz and 2 more

    series Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology
    Just below the surface of any Christian view of the Bible is the knotty issue of the biblical canon. How and when was it decided which books would make up the Bible? What makes a book canonical? In this volume, respected Old Testament scholar Christopher Seitz helps readers understand how the Old Testament fits into the canon's development. Brief and readable yet substantive, this volume ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • Encountering the Book of Genesis (Encountering Biblical Studies)

    by Bill T. Arnold

    series Encountering Biblical Studies
    This accessible introduction to the Book of Genesis examines introductory issues, overarching themes, and the overall argument of the book. ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Haggai, Zechariah

    by Mark J. Boda

    series The NIV Application Commentary
    The NIV Application Commentary helps you communicate and apply biblical text effectively in today's context.To bring the ancient messages of the Bible into today's world, each passage is treated in three sections:Original Meaning. Concise exegesis to help readers understand the original meaning of the biblical text in its historical, literary, and cultural context.Bridging Contexts. A bridge ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The First 2,000 Years

    From Adam to Abraham

    by W. Cleon Skousen

    series Thousand Years
    Much about the early history of mankind had become entirely lost until the restoration of the gospel. These details about the first 2,000 years of human history are all to be found in this exciting volume. We now know that Adam and Eve had two generations of children before Cain and Abel were born. The exact year of the Great Flood can now be calculated. Details about the golden age of Enoch are ... Read more

    $10.68 AUD

  • Psalms : Volume 1 (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)

    Psalms 1-41

    by John Goldingay

    series Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms
    In this first volume of a three-volume commentary on the book of Psalms, John Goldingay, a creative and respected Old Testament scholar, considers literary, historical, and grammatical dimensions of the text as well as theological implications. Goldingay writes with a scholar's eye and a pastor's heart. The resulting commentary will bring the Psalms to life for a new generation of pastors and ... Read more

    $48.39 AUD